Grades PreK - 3
Grade level Equivalent: 5.1
Lexile Measure®: 800L
Guided Reading: O
- Animal Stories
- Manners and Conduct
About This Book
"I'm bored," Leola complained. "And I don't care what my Grandmama says. I'm going to do what I want to."
Take one headstrong little girl, put a deep, dark forest into the mix, add three bears, and, presto! you have the makings of a classic nursery tale.
With a large helping of rural southern flavor, this African-American retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears follows the adventures of Leola as she wanders away from her Grandmama's cottage. Secretly followed by a kindly blackbird, Leola encounters the frightening Ol' Mister Weasel, surprises the gentle Honeybear family, and learns an important lesson about strangers.
Melodye Benson Rosales' spectacular oil paintings are a feast for the eyes, bringing new life to this timeless story.